For the second year running, we are delighted to announce that Houzz have given us their ‘Best of 2015’ Design award. Houzz is a leading platform for home design enthusiasts and professionals, with a community of more than 25 million users around the world. Visit them at www.houzz.co.uk for a host of inspirational design ideas.
Recently we revisited clients in South Hampstead, to take a look at the planting we had designed for their terrace. The Phormium tenax, Buxus sempervirens balls and Chamaerops humils palms are providing excellent evergreen structure which will continue to give interest throughout the year. When we visited, the soft white Anemone ‘Honorine Jobert’ and Hydrangea […]
Yet again, we are delighted to say that one of our gardens has been featured on Houzz, an excellent site to inspire you with the very best of home design ideas. Click on the title below to read Jo Froude’s article on how to get the most from your garden at this time of year. […]
Front gardens are extremely important in welcoming our visitors, creating an important first impression and giving a property kerb appeal. And yet we often neglect them, as we make a dash for our front door… Last autumn, our clients in Hampstead Garden Suburb decided that they were bored with their uninspiring stretch of front lawn […]
Many more people are now wanting to grow their own fruit, vegetables and herbs, giving them fun, satisfaction and peace of mind about where their food is coming from. Last autumn we created a design in the style of a kitchen garden, which combines structured, evergreen planting with soft perennials and a variety of edibles. […]
This week we took a day out from designing our own gardens, to see what other garden designers are up to at the RHS Chelsea Flower show. Whilst Luciano Giubbilei’s Laurent-Perrier Garden was the judges’ choice for Best in Show, my personal favourite was The Telegraph Garden, designed by Del Buono and Gazerwitz. Their simple […]
This week we were delighted to be featured in an editorial for Houzz, one of the leading websites for home design inspiration. Click on the title below to see our garden featured and clever alfresco ideas for urban dwellers. Garden ideas: 10 Clever Alfresco Ideas for Urban Dwellers Kitchen ideas, bathroom ideas, and more ∨ […]
As the weather begins to warm up, spring flowering plants are bringing our gardens to life. These beautiful hellebores and Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’ were planted last autumn and are perfect for brightening up this shady woodland corner.
This week we have been working on the design of a new roof terrace in central London. This image shows how the planting will look when the garden is completed. Watch this space for more images as the project progresses.
Our clients in Kentish Town wanted to update their family garden and create a more grown-up space in which to relax. We have redesigned the garden to give them a space in which to while away the hours, amongst the architectural plantings of tree ferns, phormiums and chamaerops humilis. Look out for more photos of […]
This week we have started work on our latest garden build, in the delightfully tranquil setting of Village Road conservation area, Finchley. The garden has been cleared of unwanted shrubs and weeds and new areas of lawn and planting created. Existing stone has been relaid and combined with Cotswold gravel to to create a curvaceous […]
Over the summer we took time out to travel around New England and gain inspiration from their many gorgeous gardens. The enviably uneaten hostas, exotic plantings and huge hydrangeas were a real inspiration.
Despite the unseasonably cold weather yesterday, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show was chock-a-block with visitors, queuing to see the latest trends in garden design. Undaunted bye the chilly temperatures, many were still seen sporting summer dresses and strappy sandals (albeit with blue toes) and sipping summery Pimms cocktails (maybe they should consider serving hot toddies […]
Despite the rain, we have been brightening up our clients’ gardens with planted pots of cheerful spring flowers. These daffodils, primula, crocus and voila will give your garden a burst of colour – whatever the weather. Give us a call if you would like us to brighten up your pots, planters and window boxes.
The arrival of snowdrops (otherwise known as Galanthus) is one of the first signs that spring is approaching. Now is a perfect time to plant snow drops ‘in the green.’ They will reappear every year to brighten your drab winter garden.
In frosty February, your garden may not be at the forefront of your mind, given the bitterly cold weather we’ve been having. It is tempting to shut the door at the beginning of winter and forget about the garden until the sunnier weather arrives. But now is actually an excellent time to redesign your outside […]
Want to brighten up your garden on these dull winter days? A winter planting scheme can give your garden all year round interest. Plant gorgeous Cornus sanguinea ‘Midwinter Fire’ like these in Anglesey Abbey’s Winter Garden.
Dividing the space is another design ruse often employed to make a small area appear larger. The division may be in the form of e.g. a latticework screen, or a line of trees, shrubs or tall potted plants. Through the dividing screen, the rest of the garden can be glimpsed giving the illusion of more […]